Catholic Education South Australia

Health & Physical Education

Students have access to a specialist physical education teacher as part of their PE lesson each week.

Junior primary students are taught many skill based movements, involving fine and gross motor skills as well as body and spatial awareness, which they can transfer over to competitive sport as they grow older.

The Middle and Upper primary students are exposed to a wide range of sports including:

  • Ball sports (basketball, netball, soccer, touch football and Australian Rules)
  • Striking sports (golf, cricket, tennis and t-ball)
  • Athletic events (shot put, discus, high jump, long jump and running)

Sports Day

One of the highlights within our school community each year is Sports Day.

The day gives our whole school community the opportunity to come together to participate in a variety of traditional and fun athletic events. All students participate in marching, health hustle and team events.

There is food and drink available on the day and all families and friends are encouraged to come along and enjoy the festivities.

[Editor's note: Damian, when is your Sports Day this year or have you had it?]

South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sport Association (SAPSASA)

Our school is involved in SAPSASA sport as well as SAPSASA knockout competitions. Students from St Joseph's are currently representing their school in:

  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • AFL Football
  • Soccer